The world is very depressing nowadays. You turn on the news today, and you realise that someone important has died, or there’s a crisis somewhere, and you feel helpless. You turn off the news, hoping to relax, but then you realise that you have so much homework and chores to do. Well, if this is you, you’re just like any other typical Singaporean, you’ll need some time to de-stress, even if it is just for a few minutes.
Here, I introduce Reddit and its many pages for cute, adorable images and videos for you to enjoy, to de-stress. But, why Reddit? You’re probably well acquainted with YouTube or Facebook or Instagram for your daily dose of cuteness. You don’t need another social media account, do you?
Well, it’s simple.
First of all, Reddit has a slew of content for you to go through, literally thousands upon thousands of content uploaded by other users, across a variety of what is termed “subreddits”. These subreddits serve as forum boards for specific purposes, and as you may have guessed by now, there are many subreddits dedicated to all things cute.
You can “subscribe” to these subreddits and enjoy your content delivered right to your front page for you to enjoy whenever you would like, on your mobile app or your desktop. So, really, it’s a huge convenience, and if you want to, you can subscribe to other content you find interesting, to complete your combo meal of Internet goodies.
Now, without further ado, I’ll now introduce to you a starter pack of some of the best subreddits to subscribe to for your daily de-stressing dose.
Aptly named after the Internet term for any dopamine-inducing media that wipes your previous memory of something unpleasant, this subreddit is home to many images and gifs alike, from cute animals to simply endearing moments, that’ll be sure to have you crack a smile. If you’re not sure what you’re really into yet, this is a good starting point for you to explore some of the best Reddit has to offer.
Here’s a sample:
You don’t have to understand the Internet terminology of its name to understand what this subreddit means. It’s a haven for the cutest and best dogs of the Internet. If you’ve ever asked yourself the question “Who’s a good boy?” repeatedly, chances are that you’ll find the answers in this place.
If you’re more a cat person, this subreddit with a very self-explanatory name will cater to your needs. Featuring the smallest and most precious kittens you’ll have ever laid your eyes on, perched in very tight positions, you’ll feel your heart slowly regain warmth and comfort.
Image Source: u/Lvl100Magikarp
The Baby Animal Collection
If you’re looking for more exotic animals, fear not! Other like-minded individuals have already set out to pave the path for you.
Lions and Panthers and the like may be scary, but when they’re younger, they’re much more akin to their domesticated cousins. So, enjoy the collection of exotic kittens on this subreddit, and who doesn’t like baby bears?
Bears have been courting our love since forever, from Winnie the Pooh to Paddington Bear, and most recently the bears from We Bare Bears. Come and enjoy the sights of the bears for real.
But we don’t discriminate those without fur! Rhinos and elephants deserve their love too, and that’s why they have their own dedicated places where people continue to share how these intelligent animals interact.
So, go and recharge with these gifs before you crash like this elephant:
Well, here’s one last straightforward subreddit before we get into the really strange ones. It’s… rabbits. That’s all we can really say. They hop, they bounce, and they flick their big ears. And they’re most definitely cute.
Have you wanted to watch dogs bound about very fast and excitedly? Well, now you do. This surprisingly active subreddit has an extensive collection of many dogs running about, and their excitement and happiness is simply infectious.
Just take a look at this gif which shows two dogs meeting for the first time:
Still related, this subreddit seeks to exactly capture the moment when a dog’s owner returns, which sounds a lot more boring than it looks. Dog owners will empathise; when they get ambushed by their furry friend the instant they step through the door, it’s a heartwarming reminder that these creatures are indeed man’s best friend, and we need to treasure them more.
Not to neglect our feline friends, this subreddit aims to curate footage of cats getting the jump. Yes, that’s right. Our many years of existence on this planet has led to this: humans looking at gifs of jumping, spooked cats. You might as well seize the opportunity and head down to have a look.
It’s not just cats who can be really silly. On this subreddit, you can look at a variety of animals “stop working”. The loose term refers to animals simply making very cute mistakes and errors, much like when our computer freezes, which is less cute but nonetheless is where the phrase is derived from.
Have a look at this dog struggling to grasp the concept of protective shoes:
Another one of those subreddits that’ll have you think “Of course that’s a thing!”, this board showcases, quite simply, animals being very excited and doing the universal action of jumping up and down on the spot. Their excitement will rub off on you, and you yourself can excitedly tackle your day.
One last one for the road. This subreddit serves to collect every single piece of media that can elicit the reaction aww from its readers. From people to a wide variety of animals, you can be sure to find something you like from this place, all the time.
So, what do you think? Are you convinced that Reddit is the next forefront of easily digestible media? Are you downloading on your phone right now? Let us know what you think.
Last updated on July 1st, 2019.